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Job Title: Registered Nurse-Community Living Center
Company Name: Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
Location: Pineville, LA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/07/2017
Expire Date: 01/06/2018
Job Categories: Computers, Software, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Internet/E-Commerce, Military, Personal Care and Service, Research & Development, Medical, Web Technology
Job Description
Registered Nurse-Community Living Center

This position isin the Community Living Center of the Alexandria VA Health Care System(AVAHCS). As a Staff Nurse, primary duties include provide medical care and personal care services to ill and injured Veterans. Additional duties include documenting observations, assessments, and changes in Veteran's conditions, collaborating with health team members to facilitate positive patient outcomes, providing a full range of nursing care (direct care to charge nurse duties)with a variety of physical and/or behavior problems, and accountable for meeting and maintaining the qualification standards and functional statements of assigned grade. Our facility is seeking RNs who possess good organizational skills which enable completion of work, a demonstrated ability to assume leadership in a resident centered program, and the ability to establish effective communication with residents, families, visitors and members of the interdisciplinary team. The Registered Nurse also cleans Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) per Alexandria VA Healthcare System Standards of Procedures specific to each device. This is according to the manufacturer's guidelines. The Registered Nurse will supervise care delivery of Licensed Practical Nurses and Nursing Assistants, attends educational courses as required, comply with Infection Control practices, specifically hand hygiene. Basic Life Support Certification is required.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
    Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
    Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
    Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

Must provide official transcripts to confirm completed education.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD;
http://vaww.va.gov/Ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Direct_hand.htm

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

Associate Degree of Nursing.
Basic computer skills.
Current in BLS.
ACLS within 6 months of hire.
Good interpersonal relationship skills.
Ability to work in an interdisciplinary collaborative team environment.
Self Directed, well organized, and flexible.
Able to make decisions and direct others.
Physical and intellectual capacity to satisfactorily perform assigned tasks.
Strong Patient Advocate.

Demonstrated critical thinking skills.

Veterans Preference:

When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

You must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. CV or Resume.
    2. VA Form 10-2850a -Application for NurseandNurse Anesthetist-http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc) (required).
    3. If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 or proof of service(required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference is available at (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc).
    4. Ifcurrently employed in the VA system, include latest SF-50 - Notification of Personnel Action. (required).
    5. Optional Form 306 (Declaration for Federal Employment), required for all non-Federal applicants (http://www.opm.gov/forms/html/OF.asp)
    6. Occupational Questionnaire.
    7. Current, active, and unrestricted state license (required).
    8. College Transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). If your transcript is being forwarded separately from your college or university, it must also include the announcement number on either the transcripts or envelope in order to match it withyour application material.
Qualifications & Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Graduate of a school of professional nursing approved by the appropriate State-accrediting agency and accredited by one of the following accrediting bodies at the time the program was completed by the applicant: The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Current, full, active, and unrestricted registration as a graduate professional nurse in a State, Territory or Commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the United States, or the District of Columbia. In cases of graduates of foreign schools of professional nursing, possession of current, full, active and unrestricted registration will meet the requirement of graduation from an approved school of professional nursing.
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English.
    Applicant's education and length of nursing practice (experience) will be considered by a Nurse Professional Standards Board in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected.
    Experience as a RN will be evaluated to determine if the experience is of an acceptable level of quality with regard to the following four dimensions of nursing: Practice, Professional Development, Collaboration and Scientific Inquiry. Each dimension of practice has criteria that demonstrate essential core competencies for VHA Nursing Personnel. The criteria are as follows: Practice: practice, ethics and resource utilization, Professional Development: performance, education/career development, Collaboration; collaboration, collegiality, Scientific Inquiry: quality of care, research.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Nurse I Level I - An Associate Degree (ADN) or Diploma in Nursing, no experience.
  • Nurse I Level II - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 1 year of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelor's degree in a related field and no experience; or a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and no experience.
  • Nurse I Level III - An ADN or Diploma in Nursing and approximately 2-3 years of experience, or an ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 1-2 years of experience; or a BSN with approximately 1-2 years of experience, or a Master's degree in nursing (MSN) or related field with a BSN and no experience.
    Nurse II - A BSN with approximately 2-3 years of experience, or ADN or Diploma in Nursing and a bachelors degree in a related field and approximately 2-3 years experience or a Master's degree in nursing or related field with a BSN and approximately 1-2 years experience, or a Doctoral degree in nursing or meets basic requirements for appointment and has doctoral degree in a related field with no experience.
  • Nurse III - Master's degree in nursing or related field with BSN and approximately 2-3 years experience or Doctoral degree in nursing or related field and approximately 2-3 years experience.

Must provide official transcripts to confirm completed education.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Reference: VA Handbook 5005/27, Part II, Appendix G-6 NURSE QUALIFICATION STANDARD;
http://vaww.va.gov/Ohrm/Directives-Handbooks/Direct_hand.htm

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